They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Action expresses priorities.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
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.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.