No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
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.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
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.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.