A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
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.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Action expresses priorities.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.