We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
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.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.