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.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
I fight on. I fight to win.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.