A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.