No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
The seed of revolution is repression.
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.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
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.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.