Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
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.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
The lady's not for turning.
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.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.