A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
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.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
We tend to get what we expect.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
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.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.