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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
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.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
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.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
To lead the people, walk behind them.