Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
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.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down