I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
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.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
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.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.