You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
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.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.