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.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Information is the currency of democracy.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.