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.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
The seed of revolution is repression.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
We tend to get what we expect.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.