Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Politics have no relation to morals.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Quitting is leading too.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.