Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
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.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Let my enemies devour each other.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
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.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
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.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.