The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Don't fight forces, use them.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
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.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
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.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.