Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Don't fight forces, use them.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
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!
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
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.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.