The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
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.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.