A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
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.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
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.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.