Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
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.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
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.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.