Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it