Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Politics have no relation to morals.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
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.
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.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
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.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.