When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
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.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Any cook should be able to run the country.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.