Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
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.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.