Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
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.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.