Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The lady's not for turning.
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.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.