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.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
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.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
The lady's not for turning.
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.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
I fight on. I fight to win.
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.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.