A leader leads by example, not by force
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
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.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
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.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.