Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.