A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Information is the currency of democracy.
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.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Action expresses priorities.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Quitting is leading too.
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.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.