Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.