Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
The seed of revolution is repression.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
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.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.