They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
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.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.