A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
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 given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
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.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
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.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
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.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable