It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Quitting is leading too.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Politics have no relation to morals.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.