The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
We tend to get what we expect.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.