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.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
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.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Quitting is leading too.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.