It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
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.
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.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Quitting is leading too.
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.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.