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.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Information is the currency of democracy.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
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.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.