I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Let my enemies devour each other.
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.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.