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.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
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.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
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.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.