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.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Action expresses priorities.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.