The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
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.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
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.