A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
We tend to get what we expect.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
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.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Quitting is leading too.
Action expresses priorities.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.