To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
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.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Don't fight forces, use them.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes