We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
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.
Quitting is leading too.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.