Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Politics have no relation to morals.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Quitting is leading too.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
We tend to get what we expect.