Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
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.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep 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.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.