Politics have no relation to morals.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
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.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do 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.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.