If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
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.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
I fight on. I fight to win.