In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
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.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.