A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
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.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
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.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.