Fear is the foundation of most governments.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
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.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
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.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
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.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.