Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind