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.
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.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Action expresses priorities.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.