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.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
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.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
The seed of revolution is repression.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.