A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Any cook should be able to run the country.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.