Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Action expresses priorities.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
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.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
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.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.