Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
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.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
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.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Let my enemies devour each other.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.