No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
The inescapable price of liberty is an ability to preserve it from destruction.
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervour - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always, there has been some terrible evil at home, or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the
exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
The object and practice of liberty lies in the limitation of government power.
Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
In war there is no substitute for victory.