The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Don't fight forces, use them.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
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.