Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
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.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Information is the currency of democracy.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
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.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.