We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Action expresses priorities.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Let my enemies devour each other.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
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.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.