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.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Let my enemies devour each other.
We tend to get what we expect.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.