The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
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.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
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.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Information is the currency of democracy.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.