I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
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.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
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.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
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.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.