How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
I’ve never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a ‘fat cat’ and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a ‘public-spirited philanthropist’.
My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let’s not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!
Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.
If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn’t be here. It’d still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
What we have found in this country, and maybe we’re more aware of it now, is one problem that we’ve had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice.
But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
We’re in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.
Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.
Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
There are no easy answers’ but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world’s strongest economy.
Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.