I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.