A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
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.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
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.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.