Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Information is the currency of democracy.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
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.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property