There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.