The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Don't fight forces, use them.
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.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
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.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
I fight on. I fight to win.