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 country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.