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.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
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.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.