To lead the people, walk behind them.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
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.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
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.
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.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes