Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Politics have no relation to morals.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.