Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
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.
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.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.