A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.