Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.