He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
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.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.