Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
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.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.