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.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Quitting is leading too.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.