No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
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.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.