The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of 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.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
We tend to get what we expect.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.