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.
Quitting is leading too.
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.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.