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.
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.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.