It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Politics have no relation to morals.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.