We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Quitting is leading too.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
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.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.