Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Politics have no relation to morals.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.