The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Politics have no relation to morals.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
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.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
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.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.