Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
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.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
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.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
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.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are