Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Don't fight forces, use them.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.