Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
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.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
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.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.