Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
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.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.