When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
We tend to get what we expect.
Example is leadership.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees