This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
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.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
A leader leads by example, not by force
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
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.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.