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.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
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.
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.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few