If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
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 talks more is sooner exhausted.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
The seed of revolution is repression.
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.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
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.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.