Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
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.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Action expresses priorities.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Let my enemies devour each other.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.