Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
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.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.