Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.