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.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.