If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Politics have no relation to morals.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.