He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
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.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.