As government expands, liberty contracts.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
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.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.