Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
We tend to get what we expect.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
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.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.