In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
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.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
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.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
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.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
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.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.