Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
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.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.