Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
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.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
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.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.