To lead the people, walk behind them.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
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.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
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.
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.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.