I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
The seed of revolution is repression.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
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.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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.
Let my enemies devour each other.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.