A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.