Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
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.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.