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.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.