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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
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.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
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.
Information is the currency of democracy.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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.
The seed of revolution is repression.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.