In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Example is leadership.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.