Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Quitting is leading too.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
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.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few