If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
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.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Example is leadership.
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.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
I fight on. I fight to win.