Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.