Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
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.
Let my enemies devour each other.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.