Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
The seed of revolution is repression.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
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.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.