Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Quitting is leading too.
I fight on. I fight to win.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Information is the currency of democracy.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.