Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
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.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
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.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
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.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.