Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
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.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
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.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
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.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Don't fight forces, use them.