Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.