A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
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.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.