A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.