Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Action expresses priorities.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
A leader leads by example, not by force
The lady's not for turning.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.