Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Example is leadership.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Quitting is leading too.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
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.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Action expresses priorities.