It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
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.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.