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.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Action expresses priorities.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
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.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.