Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
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.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
The seed of revolution is repression.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
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.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!