The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.