Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Example is leadership.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.