A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
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.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
We tend to get what we expect.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.