Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
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.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.