"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Barry Goldwater on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Barry Goldwater on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Barry Goldwater on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Barry Goldwater on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Barry Goldwater on Joseph Stalin
"I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine."
"American business has just forgotten the importance of selling."
"Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?"
"Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism."
"Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world."