Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
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.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Action expresses priorities.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.