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.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Example is leadership.
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.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.