Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.