A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
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.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
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.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.