Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
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.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.