Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Let my enemies devour each other.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
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.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.