My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.
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.
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
That government is best which governs least.
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.
There is a lot in American politics (and in American life) that is angry, greedy, reckless and violent.
A generation ago [the Democratic Party] stood for progressive change. Now they defend every federal program as if each were sacred. They have become the most conservative force in American politics.
When we do in Grenada what the Soviet Union did in Czechoslovakia and Afghanistan, we lose moral authority and credibility.
There was a time when "sound as a dollar" was a description, not a joke.
The President needs me at the White House. It's autumn, you know, and the leaves need raking.
I'm not the Carter who'll never tell a lie.
Third parties in America gravitate not only to the extremes, but to irrelevance. (John Anderson's upcoming presidential campaign will undoubtedly confirm both tendencies.)
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.
In Washington I'm thought of as a conservative, but in Tennessee I'm thought of as a Bolshevik.
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.
One thing I don't want around me is a military intellectual. I don't have to worry about you on that score.
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.
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