I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Example is leadership.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Let my enemies devour each other.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.