We tend to get what we expect.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
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.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
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.