Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
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.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.