Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
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.