No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
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.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.