Any cook should be able to run the country.
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.
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.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
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.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
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.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
The seed of revolution is repression.