Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.