Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
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.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.