A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
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.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
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.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
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.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
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.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.