Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
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.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.