An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
The seed of revolution is repression.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Action expresses priorities.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
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.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!