Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
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.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.