I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Information is the currency of democracy.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
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.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.