Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.