The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
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.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
The lady's not for turning.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
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.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.