An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
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.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
The lady's not for turning.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.