Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
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.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
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.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.