No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Don't fight forces, use them.
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.
Information is the currency of democracy.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.