Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
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.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes