If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
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.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.