There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
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.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
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 who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Information is the currency of democracy.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.