God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.