A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
We tend to get what we expect.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The seed of revolution is repression.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.