Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
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.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
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.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Action expresses priorities.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Example is leadership.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.