If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
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.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.