It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
A leader leads by example, not by force
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.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.