Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Politics have no relation to morals.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
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.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few