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.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.