Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
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.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
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.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
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.
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.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.