The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
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.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Quitting is leading too.
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.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.