We contend that for a nation to try 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 the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.
If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because it is the quality that guarantees all others.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
There is no such thing as a good tax.