Example is leadership.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
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.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
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.
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.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
We tend to get what we expect.