Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
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.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
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.