Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
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.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
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.