Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
I fight on. I fight to win.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
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.