Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.