Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
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.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Example is leadership.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
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.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.