It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.