If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.