The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
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.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.