The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase 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.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
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.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
A leader leads by example, not by force
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.