Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Information is the currency of democracy.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
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.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.