Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
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.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.