The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
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.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
We tend to get what we expect.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.