I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
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.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
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.
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.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
To lead the people, walk behind them.