Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.