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.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Example is leadership.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
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.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.