A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Action expresses priorities.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
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.
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 a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
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.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
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.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
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.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.