Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Action expresses priorities.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Example is leadership.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.