A leader leads by example, not by force
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
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.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Any cook should be able to run the country.
We tend to get what we expect.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.