I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
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.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.