Any cook should be able to run the country.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
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.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
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 has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
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.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
The seed of revolution is repression.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.