A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
I fight on. I fight to win.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
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.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
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.
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.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.