Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
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.
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.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.