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.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.