Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
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.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Example is leadership.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.