Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Action expresses priorities.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.