Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Don't fight forces, use them.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
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.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
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.