Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
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.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
A leader leads by example, not by force
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.