Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Quitting is leading too.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
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.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
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.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.