An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The lady's not for turning.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
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.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
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.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
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.