When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend 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.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.