Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
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.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.