Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.