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.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
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.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Action expresses priorities.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.