A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
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.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Action expresses priorities.