In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
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.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
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.