Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
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 often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed