Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The lady's not for turning.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.