To lead the people, walk behind them.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
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.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
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.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
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.