How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.