There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.