Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
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.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
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.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.