If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
A leader leads by example, not by force
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
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.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.