Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
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.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
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.
Any cook should be able to run the country.