He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
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.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
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.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.