The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.