The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
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.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.