A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
A leader leads by example, not by force
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.