We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
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.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.