What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
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.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
The lady's not for turning.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.