Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
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.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.