It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
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.