I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
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.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
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.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
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.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Example is leadership.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.