In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
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.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
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.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.