We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Let my enemies devour each other.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
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.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.