Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
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.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
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.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
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.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.