Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
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.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
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.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.