Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
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.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
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.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
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.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.