Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
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.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Example is leadership.