If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.