To lead the people, walk behind them.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.