Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.