It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
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.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
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.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
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.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.