Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
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.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
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.
The lady's not for turning.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
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.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.