Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Politics have no relation to morals.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Action expresses priorities.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.