Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
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.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.