(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
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.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Example is leadership.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
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.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.