A leader leads by example, not by force
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
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.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
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.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.