Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
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.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.