Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
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.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
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.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
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.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
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.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.