Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
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.
Quitting is leading too.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Information is the currency of democracy.
A leader leads by example, not by force