Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
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.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
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.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.