We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
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.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.