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.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
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.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
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.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.