All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.