In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
We tend to get what we expect.
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.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.