It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
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.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
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.
Let my enemies devour each other.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.