A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
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.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.