When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
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.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
We tend to get what we expect.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.