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.
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.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
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.
Example is leadership.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.