Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
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.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
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.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Action expresses priorities.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.