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.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Quitting is leading too.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
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.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
I fight on. I fight to win.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.