Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Example is leadership.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.