The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
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.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Quitting is leading too.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Action expresses priorities.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.