It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
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.