Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
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.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.