Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
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.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
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.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Action expresses priorities.