Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.