Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
We tend to get what we expect.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.