Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Action expresses priorities.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.