Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
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.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
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.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.