Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
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.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Action expresses priorities.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few