An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.