The seed of revolution is repression.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
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.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
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.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
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.
Quitting is leading too.