A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
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.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.