More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
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.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.