It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
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.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Quitting is leading too.
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.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
A leader leads by example, not by force
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.