Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
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.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Let my enemies devour each other.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.