It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
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.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.