This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
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.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
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.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
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 is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.