Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Example is leadership.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.