Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Let my enemies devour each other.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.