Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
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.
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.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.