Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
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.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.