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.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
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.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.