Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.