Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
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.
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.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.