Republic Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old republic quotes, republic sayings, and republic proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

This republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it.     

Elmer Davis

Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.     

Baron de Montesquieu

When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.     

Thomas Jefferson

It is our sacred duty to transmit unimpaired to our posterity the blessings of liberty which were bequeathed to us by the founders of the Republic.     

Andrew Johnson

Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.     

Victor Hugo

Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic.     

Alexis de Tocqueville

A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties.     

Franklin Pierce

An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.      

Nancy Mitford

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.      

Theodore Roosevelt

Conservatives understand that the power that binds our republic together is fierce independence held high on the shoulders of compassion.     

Allen West

I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.     

Samuel Johnson

In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.     

Frank Lloyd Wright

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

A republic - if you can keep it - is about limitation, and for good reason, because we are mortal and our actions are imperfect.     

Mike Pence

I don't think that voters should be fixated on public policy. In a healthy republic, they wouldn't have to worry every waking hour about what their government is doing.      

David Harsanyi

Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.     

William Jenings Bryan

Only when a republic's life is in danger should a man uphold his government when it is wrong. There is no other time.     

Mark Twain

In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority     

James Madison

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.     


The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.     

Joseph Pulitzer