Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.