Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
A leader leads by example, not by force
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.