Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
The lady's not for turning.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
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.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
A leader leads by example, not by force
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.