Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Don't fight forces, use them.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.