When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
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.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
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.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.