To lead the people, walk behind them.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.