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.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.