It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
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.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
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.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.