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.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
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.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.