It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
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.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
The seed of revolution is repression.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.