Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
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.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
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.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
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.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.