Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
The seed of revolution is repression.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
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.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Let my enemies devour each other.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.