The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
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.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.