That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
That government is best which governs least.
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.
The national Democratic leadership is going so far left, they've left America. Don't let them bury the American dream in their graveyard of gloom and envy.
It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
There is a lot in American politics (and in American life) that is angry, greedy, reckless and violent.
The leaders of the Democratic Party aren't soft on Communism. They're soft on Democracy.
When we do in Grenada what the Soviet Union did in Czechoslovakia and Afghanistan, we lose moral authority and credibility.
The most critical problem we face, not only in the barrios, but in Nicaragua and Central America, is that of the threat of an invasion by the United States.
I'm convinced Mr. Reagan would never be elected- I don't think his views are held by a majority of the American people...it's the Republican party that's going to be committing suicide by nominating candidates of that genre.
There was a time when "sound as a dollar" was a description, not a joke.
One thing I don't want around me is a military intellectual. I don't have to worry about you on that score.
Third parties in America gravitate not only to the extremes, but to irrelevance. (John Anderson's upcoming presidential campaign will undoubtedly confirm both tendencies.)
The President needs me at the White House. It's autumn, you know, and the leaves need raking.
People always think American politics is very different, but usually it is a predictor of what happens in the politics elsewhere.
I always say, when they ask me about American politics, is for you guys to decide who you elect.
American politics is always somewhat fluid. In this age of social media, it means that voters can swing back and forth.
In Washington I'm thought of as a conservative, but in Tennessee I'm thought of as a Bolshevik.
I'm not the Carter who'll never tell a lie.
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