The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Democracy is the road to socialism.