Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Example is leadership.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.