Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
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.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
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.
Quitting is leading too.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.