Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.