The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
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.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Politics have no relation to morals.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
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.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.