No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
The lady's not for turning.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
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.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.