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.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Information is the currency of democracy.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.