The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Quitting is leading too.