Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
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.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
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.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
The lady's not for turning.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
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.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.