It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
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.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.