If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
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.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
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 smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
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.