When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Let my enemies devour each other.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.