Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Information is the currency of democracy.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
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.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.