Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
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.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.