It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
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.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.