In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.