Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.