It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
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.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
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.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
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.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees