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.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
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.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.