The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult – to begin a war and to end it.
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.