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.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
A leader leads by example, not by force
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.