You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
The lady's not for turning.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Don't fight forces, use them.
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.