In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
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.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
A leader leads by example, not by force
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
We tend to get what we expect.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
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.