He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
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.