No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Example is leadership.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.