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.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
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.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Example is leadership.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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 party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.