It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.