There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
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.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
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.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.