The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Example is leadership.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
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.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.