While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
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.
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.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
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.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.