The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
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.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
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.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.