Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
Don't fight forces, use them.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.