Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
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.
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.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
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.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.