I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.