Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
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.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.