It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
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.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
We tend to get what we expect.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.