The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.