In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
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.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.