The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
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.
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.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.