I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
The lady's not for turning.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.