This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
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.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.