The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Don't fight forces, use them.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.