Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
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.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
I fight on. I fight to win.