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.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
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.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
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.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.