Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
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.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.