This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
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.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.