For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
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.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.