All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.
Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.
We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
There is no such thing as a good tax.
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
When the war of the giants is over, the wars of the pygmies will begin.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the
opportunity in every difficulty.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
Sure I am of the mind that you only have to endure to conquer.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
The first quality that is needed is audacity.
The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.
Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
If you are going to go through hell, keep going.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put.
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.
We are masters of the unsaid words. But slaves of those we let slip out.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
There are two things that are more difficult than making an after dinner speech; climing a wall which is leaning towards you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.