If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
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.