I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
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.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Let my enemies devour each other.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.