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.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
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.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Let my enemies devour each other.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.