How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
A leader leads by example, not by force
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Action expresses priorities.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
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.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.