Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
The only security for the American people today, or for any people, is to be found through the control of force rather than the use of force.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
My father was an Episcopalian minister, and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.