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.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!