Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.