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.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
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.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.