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.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
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.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.