A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
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.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
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.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.