As government expands, liberty contracts.
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.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
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.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.