Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
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.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
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.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.