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.
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.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
The seed of revolution is repression.