Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
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.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.