"As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Steve Forbes on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Steve Forbes on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Steve Forbes on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Steve Forbes on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Steve Forbes on Mahatma Gandhi
"The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally."
"The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China."
"Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China."
"We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values."
"There is something fundamentally unfair about a government that takes away so much of people's money, power, and personal control while telling them that life will be better as a result."