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.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
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.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
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.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.