They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
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.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Politics have no relation to morals.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
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.