The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable