99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
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.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
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.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
I fight on. I fight to win.