Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
The lady's not for turning.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
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.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.