The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
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 true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
The lady's not for turning.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.