When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Information is the currency of democracy.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
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.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
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.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.