It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
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.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.