Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
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.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
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.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
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.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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.