It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.