When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
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.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.