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.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.