Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
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.
We tend to get what we expect.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.