He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Example is leadership.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
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.
Action expresses priorities.