A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
We are not put into this world to sit still and know; we are put into it to act.
America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.
If you think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult to be worth re-electing.
If you’ve made up your mind you can do something, you’re absolutely RIGHT.
Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling.
My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine democracy and serious scholarship. These two, indeed, seem to go together.
The world is not looking for servants, there are plenty of these, but for masters, men who form their purposes and then carry them out, let the consequences be what they may.
When correcting a child, the goal is to apply light, not heat.