Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
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.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.