The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
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.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
We tend to get what we expect.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Action expresses priorities.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.