Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Example is leadership.
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'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
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.