Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.