Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
As government expands, liberty contracts.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.