The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
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.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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.
The lady's not for turning.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.