It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
I fight on. I fight to win.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.