It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Politics have no relation to morals.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
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.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.