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.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
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.
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.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
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.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.