The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.