Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
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.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
The lady's not for turning.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
We tend to get what we expect.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.