I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
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.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
The seed of revolution is repression.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.