Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Action expresses priorities.
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.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.