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.
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.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
I fight on. I fight to win.
A leader leads by example, not by force
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.