Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Don't fight forces, use them.