Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
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.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.