We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
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.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.