We tend to get what we expect.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
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.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.