It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
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.
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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.