Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman.
Democracy is the best form of the worst type of government
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
The United States stands at the pinnacle of world power. This is a solemn moment for the American democracy. For with primacy in power is joined an aweinspiring accountability for the future.
At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paperno amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point.
I began my education at a very early age; in fact, right after I left college.
Unteachable from infancy to tomb There is the first and main characteristic of mankind.
No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.
The privilege of a university education is a great one; the more widely it is extended the better for any country.
Books, in all their variety, offer the human intellect the means whereby civilization may be carried triumphantly forward.
Certainly the prolonged education indispensable to the progress of society is not natural to mankind.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
We must not lose our faculty to dare, particularly in dark days.
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party
Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe.
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hope soon to be swept away.
Hasty work and premature decisions may lead to penalties out of all proportion to the issues immediately involved.