I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
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.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
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.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.