Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.