Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.