Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
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.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
The lady's not for turning.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.