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.
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.
We tend to get what we expect.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest