Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.