We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
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 seed of revolution is repression.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
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.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.