While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
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.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Politics have no relation to morals.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.