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.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Example is leadership.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
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.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.