Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Let my enemies devour each other.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.