Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.