Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
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.
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.
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.
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
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
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 more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Example is leadership.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
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.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.