As government expands, liberty contracts.
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.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Don't fight forces, use them.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
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.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.