Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
The lady's not for turning.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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.