When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
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.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Example is leadership.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees