Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
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.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
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.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.