A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
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.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.