Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
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.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
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.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.