How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
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.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
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.
Action expresses priorities.