Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
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.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
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.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.