By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
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.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
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.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
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.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.