It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
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.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.