Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.