While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Action expresses priorities.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
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.