A leader leads by example, not by force
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
I fight on. I fight to win.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
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.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.