Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
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.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.