Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
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.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.