Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.