We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.