The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
We tend to get what we expect.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
A leader leads by example, not by force
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
As government expands, liberty contracts.