The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
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.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.