Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
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.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Action expresses priorities.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
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.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
I fight on. I fight to win.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.