He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
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.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
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.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.