There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
We tend to get what we expect.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
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.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.