Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
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.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.