It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.