Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
(...) 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.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
I fight on. I fight to win.
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.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Example is leadership.