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.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
The lady's not for turning.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
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.
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.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
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.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.