Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
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.
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.
Let my enemies devour each other.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
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.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.