You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
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.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
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.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.