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.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
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.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.