Don't fight forces, use them.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
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.
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.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
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.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.