Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
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.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.