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.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.