One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Let my enemies devour each other.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
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.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.