Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize 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.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
The lady's not for turning.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.