Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Action expresses priorities.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
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.
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.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
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.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.