He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.