I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
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.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
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.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.