It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
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.