One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
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.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
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.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.