An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Don't fight forces, use them.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
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.