When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
A leader leads by example, not by force
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
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.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable