Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
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 leader leads by example, not by force
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.