Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Let my enemies devour each other.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
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 fight on. I fight to win.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Action expresses priorities.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.