We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Quitting is leading too.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
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.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.