Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Let my enemies devour each other.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
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.
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.
Example is leadership.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
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.
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.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.