Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
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.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Don't fight forces, use them.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
I fight on. I fight to win.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.