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.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
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.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.