Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
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.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.