Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
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.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.