Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
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.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
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.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.