The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their 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.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.