Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.