Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
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.
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.