The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
We tend to get what we expect.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
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.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
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.