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.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
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.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Example is leadership.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.