Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.
Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support (salary) is a power over his will.
As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.