An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
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.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Action expresses priorities.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
A leader leads by example, not by force