Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed