Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
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.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Information is the currency of democracy.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Let my enemies devour each other.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.