Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.