It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.