We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
The lady's not for turning.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Politics have no relation to morals.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.