Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.