He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
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.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
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.
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.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.