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.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
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.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.