Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
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.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Politics have no relation to morals.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
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.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
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.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.