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.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Quitting is leading too.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
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.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.