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.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
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.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
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.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
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.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.