This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
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.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.