Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
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.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
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.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.