The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
We tend to get what we expect.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.