That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
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.
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.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.