As government expands, liberty contracts.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
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.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Example is leadership.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
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.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.