Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
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.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
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.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.