Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
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.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.