A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.