Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Politics have no relation to morals.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.