Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
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.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
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.