This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.