The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
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.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
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.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
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.