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.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
I fight on. I fight to win.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
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.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
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.
Politics have no relation to morals.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
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.
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.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.