Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
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.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.