A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
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.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
To lead the people, walk behind them.