They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
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.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Action expresses priorities.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.