Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Action expresses priorities.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Example is leadership.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Let my enemies devour each other.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.