If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
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.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
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.