The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
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.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The seed of revolution is repression.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.