I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.