Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.