It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
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.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.