The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
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 is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.