I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
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.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.