I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Example is leadership.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.