Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
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.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.