This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
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.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Quitting is leading too.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Example is leadership.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.