The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
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.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.