God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Information is the currency of democracy.
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.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.