The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
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.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
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.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
We tend to get what we expect.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.