Barry Goldwater Quotes


"Ours is a very human cause for very humane goals."

“To insist on strength is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering.”

“The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.”

"The world will not greet you with open arms, but with a clenched fist."

"The good Lord raised this mighty Republic to be a home for the brave."

"our example to the world must, like charity, begin at home."

"Balance, diversity, creativity - these are the elements of Republican equation."

"Our Republican cause is to free our people and light the way for liberty throughout the world."

"We here in America can keep the peace only if we remain vigilant and only if we remain strong."

"Now, we Americans understand freedom. We have earned it, we have lived for it, and we have died for it."

"It is the cause of Republicanism to ensure that power remains in the hands of the people."

"I believe that the communism which boasts it will bury us will, instead, give way to the forces of freedom."

"This is a party, this Republican Party, a Party for free men, not for blind followers, and not for conformists."

“If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.”

"It is further the cause of Republicanism to remind ourselves, and the world, that only the strong can remain free, that only the strong can keep the peace."

"I want to make this abundantly clear - I don't intend to let peace or freedom be torn from our grasp because of lack of strength or lack of will."

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.”

“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.”

“I won't say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.”

"Every war in this century began and was fought under Democrat administrations. You doubt me? World War I, Woodrow Wilson, Democrat. World War II, Franklin Roosevelt, Democrat. Korea, Harry Truman, Democrat. Vietnam, Jack Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, both Democrats . . ."

"I know this freedom is not the fruit of every soil. I know that our own freedom was achieved through centuries, by unremitting efforts by brave and wise men. I know that the road to freedom is a long and a challenging road. I know also that some men may walk away from it, that some men resist challenge, accepting the false security of governmental paternalism."

Compiled by Thomas George