Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
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.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.