Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
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.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The seed of revolution is repression.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.