It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
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.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.