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.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind